Painting and finishing
We have recently installed a new, state of the art 'Burntwood' paint Booth, where we carry out all of our painting and spraying, to finish jobs to the highest standard. It is a 'drive through' unit enabling a steady flow of work through the booth. The booth is 6 x 12m and can be split into two 6m2 independently operating units by means of central doors within the unit.
The booth has a 100 deg. stoving capability, and optimum lighting can be achieved using the high or low level lighting facility within the unit. Wet paint is carried out on our premises, while other finishing services listed below are carried out by local companies with whom we have worked closely with over many years. All are specialists in their field, and consistently supply top quality workmanship to Laserfab and our customers.
A list of other finishing options are:
An alternative to painting is galvanising. The galvanising process not only prevents corrosion of various 'soft' metals, but adds to the strength of the original, un-coated material.
A satin finish obtained by using tiny glass pellets, one or two microns in diameter.
Immersion of stainless steel in a solution of nitric acid, or of nitric acid plus oxidising salts, which restores the original corrosion resistant surface by forming a thin transparent oxide film. The treatment also dissolves any embedded or smeared iron picked up on the surface during processing.
A process to chemically remove scale or oxide from steel to obtain a clean surface. After pickling, a washing process takes place followed by immersion in a lime-water bath to neutralise any remaining acid.
A type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a 'skin'. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
Crack & crevice free welding
this will achieve a crack and crevice free finish, invaluable for parts that will need frequent cleaning.
High levels of accuracy - holding tolerances to ±0.1mm
Tube and Box Section Cutting
Cutting of holes/slots or other shapes through 360°
Fast and accurate cutting and profiling of sheet metal to 25mm thick.